Category Archives: Complementary medicine

Vitamin company Swisse calls for self-regulation of complementary medicine advertising

http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/vitamin-company-swisse-calls-for-selfregulation-of-complementary-medicine-advertising-20170315-guz8l5.html Well they would say that wouldn’t they!

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NSW HCCC Public Warning: Medical Weight Loss Institute (MWI)

Public warning under section 94A of the Health Care Complaints Act 1993 – Non-evidence Based Weight Loss Programs See also: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-18/warning-issued-about-clinic-supplying-controversial-diet-drugs/8360590 https://www.9now.com.au/nine-news/nsw/episode-70 (26 minutes in) http://www.australiandoctor.com.au/News/Latest-News/GPs-don-t-know-what-we-know-weight-loss-clinic http://www.australiandoctor.com.au/news/latest-news/duty-of-care-compelled-doctor-to-keep-offering-unp http://www.australiandoctor.com.au/news/latest-news/pharmacist-claims-he-s-the-victim-of-witch-hunt https://ajp.com.au/news/weight-loss-warning/ http://issues.pharmacydaily.com.au/2017/Mar17/pd140317.pdf At last! But it took 8 months to get this warning … Continue reading

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MWI now in liquidation; but referrals continue

See: http://www.smartcompany.com.au/finance/80550-medical-weightloss-institute-enters-voluntary-administration-named-2016-shonky-awards/ https://insolvencynotices.asic.gov.au/browsesearch-notices/notice-details/GTC-Medical-Pty-Ltd-TAs-Medical-Weightloss-Institute-606851110/b75620bb-0d68-4c25-a380-638ca7695f1d However, Australian Custom Pharmaceuticals (Acpharm), who supplied the compounded medicines used by MWI, appear to be encouraging patients of MWI to continue to see doctors who were involved with MWI. See below: From: Matt Chalmers <matt@acpharm.com.au> Sent: ######## … Continue reading

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ABC Media Watch – NINE ACA “ADHD breakthrough” – that doesn’t work!

http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s4627196.htm Also, something fishy in the oil on ABC Health Report with Norman Swan RN, Monday 27th February https://radio.abc.net.au/programitem/pgZa75PD8V?play=true  

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2016 Monash University SPHPM Summer Vacation Scholarship Program Award

The School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM) Summer Vacation Scholarship Program supports the education of promising tertiary students by providing a means to engage and gain experience in research during the University summer vacation period. The program is … Continue reading

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Complementary medicine vending machines (with coke)… has it all gone too far?

“Vitamin Warehouse is now installing the world’s first refrigerated vitamins and health supplements vending machines with 42inc digitalised android touch screen computers allowing customers direct chat one on one with any of the brands sold in our machines. As well … Continue reading

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ABC 4-Corners Swallowing It: How Australians are spending billions on unproven vitamins and supplements.

http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2017/02/13/4616948.htm FEATURE: What’s the evidence supporting the use of Australia’s favourite supplements? | ABC Health & Science | 13 Feb 2017 – http://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2017-02-13/a-closer-look-at-australias-most-popular-supplements/8265840 STUDY Is your pharmacist giving you the right advice? We put pharmacists to the test – what do … Continue reading

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Australian Skeptics National Convention; Skepticamp; TGA Consultation

  http://convention.skeptics.com.au/  2016 Australian Skeptic of the Year: Jointly awarded to Mal Vickers and Ken Harvey for their continued and determined efforts which have made a significant impact on exposing malpractice in the chiropractic industry and its governing bodies. Two talks: … Continue reading

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TGA has lost trust on CMS: Harvey

“a market flooded with shonky products and unethical claims” Open debate needed for TGA to regain trust   TGA has lost trust on CMs: Harvey

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Complaint by Complementary Medicines Australia

See also: Inside the complementary medicine lobby’s bid to oust Dr Ken Harvey Health academic defends flooding regulator with complaints about alternative therapies CAM industry targets anti-quackery campaigner An overview of the Monash University course complained about can be found … Continue reading

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